Select the colors you want in your background. I used six colors (see the list below). They can be straight from the tube or you can mix them.
Next, blend the areas where the colors meet so there is a softer transition from color to color. You may have to add more paint during this step.
Allow the background to dry.
Add the trunk of the tree and then begin adding the branches. Look at a tree. Notice that the branches get thinner as they get further from the trunk, and branches are not straight lines. Using thinner brushes helps with the thinner branches.
Add more branches until you achieve your desired effect.
Colors I used:
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- mixed orange (yellow mixed with Cadmium Red)
- mixed reddish orange (yellow mixed with Cadmium Red)
- Brilliant Purple
- Deep Violet
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